The naysayers may have been right.
In the ongoing battle to stretch limited resources, some Georgia school districts are finding savings in the least likely of places: at the top.
Rather than sitting still at their desks, students at McConnell Elementary School are hopping and skipping across colorful mats.
Amanda Thurmond's fourth-grade classes haven't touched a textbook in months.
Hamilton County Schools could lose nearly $2 million set aside for the poorest schools if Congress allows the sequestration to take place, according to U.S. Department of Education projections.
School officials say a pair of national awards are just the most recent evidence that a focus on individualized education and school choice is paying off in Hamilton County's magnet schools.
By the end of the next school year, nearly a third of school leaders in Hamilton County will have reached a milestone decision: Sail into retirement or keep plugging away in county schools.
The Hamilton County Schools system is working feverishly to move into the 21st century.
Many people, services and agencies already touch the life of a gang member.
While recent discussions among Hamilton County Schools leaders centered on putting iPads in the hands of all students, officials are now considering cheaper alternatives.
Ooltewah Elementary School is about to double in size. Dozens of additional teachers. Longer and wider hallways. Expansive lunchroom. Two full-court gyms.
Even with an influx of state dollars, Hamilton County Schools won't be technologically up to speed anytime soon.
Hamilton County Schools will receive more than $10 million in federal funds to help boost the prospects at five of its worst-performing schools.
Hamilton does many of the tasks you might expect of a service dog. He helps Doug Williams get dressed. He picks up fallen items from the floor, and he opens doors.
An injection of additional teachers headed for Brown International Academy will boost attention paid to academically stunted students, a move school officials hope will markedly improve test scores this spring.
WASHINGTON — By now, everyone who's anyone in Hamilton County knows the school system's biggest 21st-century resurrection.
TRENTON, Ga. — The central office sits across the street from a cow pasture, but by August Dade County Schools could be one of the most high-tech and protected districts around. Surveillance cameras coming to the high school are so powerful they can make out the letters on a license plate in the parking lot. They're motion-activated, can zoom and rotate.
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — For years, family and friends teased Misty Baker about how often she fled to her underground storm shelter during bad weather.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Law enforcement and first-responders should be actively involved in school safety planning long before a 911 call is ever placed, school security experts said Tuesday.
Hamilton County hopes to transform some of its worst-performing schools by building its school innovation zone.
The Hamilton County Board of Education hopes to shave some costs from a $45.6 million bid for countywide student busing services.
Stephanie Hopper figures she's driven 72,000 miles over the last five years shuttling her children back and forth from their Soddy-Daisy home to the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts.
Operating on the belief that students can never be too prepared for college, PEF will start offering monthly college information programs for parents, teachers and community members.
It's no Campbell's soup, but the Andy Warhol-inspired art at Calvin Donaldson Elementary is more sophisticated work than you might expect from third-graders.
Dozens of Hamilton County teachers are interviewing to keep their jobs as part of an effort to turn around the district's lowest-performing schools.
Hamilton County Board of Education members hope to streamline the process of upgrading the district's lagging technological infrastructure to maximize purchasing power and ensure security and equality across all 80 schools.
Catoosa County Schools already have seven officers at its three middle schools, three high schools and its alternative school. But that leaves the county's 10 elementary schools with no SRO presence. The school district covers half the cost of the SROs, w
People told them to toss their kids aside. Institutions were better places for them, school officials and doctors would say.
A summer program in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park gave city girl Keylee Jones much more than just an education in the outdoors.
A rush to find solutions and prevent another Sandy Hook Elementary School has marked the days and weeks since the massacre.
Though the Georgia General Assembly hasn't yet convened in 2013, a proposed law to arm school principals already is receiving skepticism from some North Georgia educators
In its heyday the local branch of the NAACP had more than 5,000 members.
A Southeast Tennessee lawmaker hopes that arming some teachers with concealed weapons will give schools at least some form of defense in the face of a massacre such as the December slayings at a Connecticut elementary school.
As modern-day Jews still remember the Passover, local black leaders said their community must hold sacred the annual Jubilee Day, which commemorates the formal end of Ame
TRENTON, Ga. — There's a math bug going around Dade County. And it's affecting more than just the schools.
Some say Hamilton County Schools took a risk when the district became the first in the state to seek TennCare reimbursement for some special education services.
Early this year, a ninth-grader at Hamilton County's STEM school was stumped by an algebra homework problem. So he went online to pose a question to his teacher.
TRENTON, Ga. — Kindergartners overran Dade County High School on Tuesday morning, trekking up and down the hallways, eating in the cafeteria and visiting classrooms.
Local schools welcomed increased police presence, reviewed safety protocol and kept more doors than usual locked on Monday.
It could costs tens of millions of dollars for Tennessee school districts to upgrade outdated technology infrastructure in time for new online assessments in the 2014-15 school year.
The Dade County school community is wrapping its arms around a local family who lost everything in a house fire early Thursday morning.
Pieces of a nearly decade-old middle school reform effort will live on, thanks to a grant of more than $1 million.
D.R. Fraley says he was blindsided when his daughter's teacher was removed from her public school classroom.
Two arms of government offered little more than a sympathetic ear Wednesday to parents outraged over Hamilton County's special education programs.
Hamilton County Schools should move from reactive to proactive when coping with population growth across the county, school officials said Tuesday.
Hamilton County Schools officials hope to put iPads in the hands of all 42,000 of its students over the next few years.
D.R. Fraley didn't know where else to turn.
A new Ooltewah Elementary School will serve as a focal point of the community, local officials said Tuesday.
More than 264,000 students were considered truant in Tennessee last year.
Central High School waited at least eight years for something to happen. Then the roof gave in. And that's what it took for the school's failing roof to be replaced finally.